Musician Laurie Dameron performs at Vail library |

Musician Laurie Dameron performs at Vail library

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VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily2011 Billboard Magazine Award recipient Laurie Dameron will perform in Vail Thursday.

VAIL – On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., in celebration of National Library Week, the Vail Public Library will present 2011 Billboard Magazine Award recipient Laurie Dameron. Dameron stops in Vail as part of her “What Can I Do?” southwest tour.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to present a talented musician like Laurie Dameron at the Vail Public Library, in celebration of National Library Week. We welcome patrons to come in to the Community Room, relax and enjoy this program on this special evening,” said Lori Ann Barnes, town librarian.

Dameron is a versatile musician who is comfortable playing many genres including folk, pop, blues and jazz. When in concert settings, she is very enthusiastic in conveying her concern for our planet and for earth’s inhabitants.

“We are all a part of the solution!” Dameron said.

She conducted a similar tour in 2008. One of the stops on her 2008 tour was at Adams State College where she graduated in 1983. This year she has expanded her tour to reach a wider audience to get her message out. “What Can I Do?” is a song Dameron wrote in 2007 while hiking in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Dameron calls the Canyonlands her favorite spot on the planet. She feels the song addresses the plight of our planet earth. She had the honor of performing the song at the 2008 Democratic Convention.

Dameron has produced and arranged three CDs. The first, “Utah Dream,” is all original folk, pop and blues. The second, “Looking Through the Blue,” is original jazz compositions. And the latest project is 12 of Laurie’s favorite jazz standards and one original, the title cut, “I Can’t Wait to See You Again,” which won awards in the 16th and 17th Billboard Magazine World Song Contests. Dameron does 95 percent of the guitar work on all three CDs and does much of the percussion as well.

The event is free. Light refreshments will be served. Call 970-479-2187 or visit for more information.

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